Richard Schaul-Yoder

Of Counsel - Boston

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Richard Schaul-Yoder has been practicing tax law in Boston since 1985, and is the former Chair of the firm's Tax Department. Rick's practice emphasizes tax planning for corporate transactions, investment funds, and financial products, with a particular focus on advising U.S. and foreign companies and investors in the tax-efficient structuring of sophisticated cross-border investments and business transactions. He works closely on a regular basis with tax advisors in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America, to craft creative structures that achieve maximal overall tax results.

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  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985
  • Indiana University, B.M.E., with honors, 1972
  • "Rev up exits by revising tax treatment of net operating losses," Venture Capital Journal (2008)
  • Win Some, Lose Some: New tax act takes billions and returns billions to American business LEGAL TIMES Volume XXVII No. 43 (October 25, 2004)
  • Various Hedge Fund Tax Topics, Financial Research Association Conferences (New York: 2003-current)
  • Exchangeable Share Acquisitions: Cross-Border Tax Planning, Boston Bar Association (2003)
  • So Now That You’ve Inverted: Tax Results of International Corporate Inversion Transactions, ABA Tax Section (October 2002)
  • Corporate Acquisitions Involving Limited Liability Companies, Federal Tax Institute of New England (November 2002)
  • Federal and Massachusetts Tax Strategies for Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructurings, Massachusetts Bar Association (2001)
  • Two Case Studies on Tax Problems and Opportunities in Recent Acquisitions Involving S Corporations, Boston Bar Association (1998)
  • Tax Considerations for a Prospective Seller of a Small Business, Small Business Association of New England (1998)

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  • American Bar Association Tax Section, Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties 
  • Subcommittee on Tax Simplification and Compliance, Co-Chairman 
  • Subcommittee on International Flow-Through Entities, Former Co-Chairman 
  • Subcommittee on Important Developments, Former Chairman 
  • International Fiscal Association 
  • International Bar Association, Subcommittee N (Taxes)
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  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court